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Using React Native For Smarkets

Smarkets needed a React Native agency to improve their mobile app, enabling users to trade on an advanced betting exchange on the go.

As React Native experts, we were able to transform Smarkets' mobile app from a webview to a native app that contains the same core functionality as their website.

Smarkets wanted to develop fast. React Native allowed us to move quickly because it aligned with Smarkets' existing web stack and we could build on iOS and Android simultaneously with the same code base. With our specialist knowledge, we were able to leverage the React Native ecosystem, using Firebase for analytics and Fastlane for deployment to ensure that the first release was live in time for Cheltenham races, after only 2 months.

Following our first release of development, we adopted a two-week release cycle, using the ever-growing community support surrounding React Native to introduce some exciting new features, including Touch ID, just in time for the World Cup 2018.

Why we love React Native

Looks and feels like a native app

React Native uses the very same building blocks that native apps use. This means that you get to take advantage of Google and Apple’s hard work whilst working from a single source code.  

Fast development

A single codebase for multiple platforms reduces your time to market. React Native has automatic reloading and debugging tools built into it which allow a smoother workflow.

Ease of adding features

React Native breaks applications into components and uses a single flow of data. This leads to predictable and testable modular pieces which can be interchanged and reused. Basically, React Native was designed for developer happiness!


"We're building some amazing apps for clients using React Native in half the time it used to take us to build in Android and iOS. React Native is amazingly powerful and new features are developed by the community every day. This is the first time that as a developer I really believe that cross platform is as good as native!"


Why use Theodo for React Native development?

React Native allows us to build look-and-feel native applications with many of the development advantages of the web.

Applications built in React Native require a single source code though they work across platforms including Android, iOS and Windows. This means total development time can be up to 30% less than were you to build the applications independently.

We started developing applications in React Native just six months after Facebook first released the technology. We’re so enthused by it that we run the React Native London Meetup, one of only two in the city.

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